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Add a splash of colour to your wardrobe with this 1950s Tropical Bird Jumper ⁄ Sweater.  The original beautiful Fair Isle bird was knitted in yellow, emerald, scarlet and blue. 




Bust: to fit 32 to 34 inch bust



Original Yarn  suggestion and needle size info:   
5 oz Patons Fair Isle Fingering in navy

1 oz each yellow, emerald, scarlet

scraps of blue for perch and black for eye

No. 10 needles (3.25 mm)

No. 12 needles (2.75 mm)

Medium size crochet hook

4 small buttons



7 1⁄2 stitches and 9 1⁄2 rows to 1 inch over plain stocking stitch


The original yarn may not be available due to the age of the pattern. Select the yarn type that is closest to the weight of the original yarn.


When reworking the pattern it is best to knit a tension swatch with your chosen yarn. To get the correct measurements, your tension must be the same as stated in the pattern.


Happy Knitting!


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1950s Tropical Bird Jumper

SKU: 50-JUM-SHO-STI-061950
  • You are buying a restored, recoloured and reformatted DIGITAL COPY of the original knitting pattern only. It is NOT the original pattern or finished product. Your PDF will be available to download once payment is confirmed.

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